Doble Engineering Co. shared its plan for addressing the current and future needs of the electric power industry by announcing a series of new products and initiatives to a crowd of more than 1200 attendees gathered for the opening of the 2011 International Conference of Doble Clients.
Doble President David B. Zabetakis opened the conference by announcing the introduction of "Doble ARMS," the company’s new Asset Risk Management System for the active on-line assessment of high-value assets. Zabetakis described the Doble ARMS program as the industry’s first on-line monitoring and risk management platform that goes beyond condition-based maintenance, calling it a real-time event notification system built around a sophisticated suite of analytical tools designed to manage, integrate and analyze data. Doble is partnering with a select number of utilities across the globe to launch ARMS and further develop its capabilities.
During the conference opening, Zabetakis also announced a number of new and enhanced Doble products, including:
- The enhanced PD SMART Partial Discharge monitoring system
- The LCM 500 Leakage Current Monitor for online assessment of surge arresters
- ProTesT Web and Protection Suite software for Protection Testing
Other announcements included the opening of Doble’s new office in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as well as the launching of an F-series lease program for Doble Protection Testing instruments and an online equipment exchange forum for Doble utility clients.
Now in its 78th year, the International Conference of Doble Clients is a forum to learn about and discuss the issues currently facing the electric power industry. The conference agenda is designed exclusively by and for the benefit of electric utility and testing company delegates. The six-day event features over 60 technical presentations, utility-only Client Committee Meetings, a separate Training Track and an Industry Expo. The Conference is held each spring at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This year’s event ran through April 1.